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Archive for September, 2009

Depression Panic Attacks

Depression and Panic Attacks can often be linked. There is a simple reason for this and that is that low levels of the neurotransmitter Serotonin can lead to both depression and panic attacks. What’s more, people who suffer from panic attacks often find themselves placing restrictions on their lives. For example someone who experiences panic […]

Xanax Anxiety

Xanax, also known by the generic name Alprazolam, has been licensed in the USA to treat anxiety and panic attacks since 1981. It is used in the treatment of anxiety disorders, panic disorder and, in some cases, depression. It is a member of a family of drugs known as Benzodiazepines. It is a mild tranquilizer. […]

Medication for Anxiety

There is lots of medication for anxiety available on the market. Almost all of it is only available on prescription from a doctor. Normally, Patients presenting with anxiety are offered Selective Serotonin Re-uptake Inhibitors (SSRI for short). This family of medication is considered suitable if the anxiety disorder is ongoing, as SSRI’s are not suitable […]

Treatment for Anxiety

Choosing the best treatment for anxiety is a potential minefield. There are two many treatments out there to name ranging from the clinically proven to the wacky and bizarre. My first piece of advice is to do some Cognitive Behavior Therapy. I am not saying that CBT cures anxiety or that it is the best […]

Social Anxiety

Social Anxiety can be described as a feeling of fear or dread that arises because of a social situation, intense shyness, guilt and shame. Social Anxiety may be felt before a situation in anticipation of it, during a social interaction or afterwards, as the sufferer over-analyses the interaction and feels ashamed or guilty about what […]

Panic Attack Symptoms

Panic Attack Symptoms can be similar to anxiety# symptoms but usually feel much more intense. Often people say things like “I feel like I’m losing it” or “It felt like I was going mad”. In fact neither of those things are true, but as Panic Attacks cause such a rush of adrenaline and your body […]

Treatment for Panic Attacks

Treatment for Panic Attacks in mainstream medicine revolves around two things: medication and CBT (Cognitive Behavior Therapy). Medication tends to fall into two categories: SSRI’s and Benzodiazepines. The SSRI’s, like prozac, celexa, zoloft etc have pros and cons. They are clinically proven to be effective (although all data from big pharma companies has been called […]

Physical Symptoms of Anxiety

Physical symptoms of anxiety can be mild or severe and for some people are worse than the mental symptoms. The physical symptom which worries people most is a racing heart or palpitations. Often with anxiety the heart can race to similar pulse rates as if you were running, and for many people this is the […]

Signs and Symptoms of Anxiety

Signs and Symptoms of Anxiety can be hard to spot. Not because they are subtle and mild – often they are not – more because they can be easily confused. I have heard of one person for example whose doctor thought he had epilepsy and sent him for an EEG scan. Anxiety symptoms can be […]

Anxiety Niacinamide

Does Niacinamide work for anxiety? Well, There are a few reasons why I think it might be worth a try. Firstly, a proper scientific study found that Niacinamide had anti-anxiety (anxiolytic) effects in animals (Tallman JF, Paul SM, Skolnick P, Gallager DW (1980). Some ┬ápeople have hypothesized that Niacinamide works on the same receptors as […]